Industry Prices

Strong log demand in China but supply constrained

Softwood log inventory in China has increased as expected over the Chinese New Year period to 4.5 million m3 [...]

Current trends in Russia’s wood pellet market

     About 3 million tons of wood pellets were produced in Russia in 2020. The output growth [...]

German wood industry companies under pressure due to rising lumber prices

       The ongoing price spiral on the German lumber market is putting more and more [...]

Unstable export log markets to China, price corrections expected

  In a period when price corrections are expected, export log markets to China appear with a degree of [...]

High demand for softwood lumber in N. America, prices rising accordingly

The dual Canada/U.S. long weekend in mid-February did nothing to slow demand for lumber, with prices rising [...]

Bark beetle damage reaches record 40 million m3 in the Czech Republic

The damage caused by the low purchase price of bark beetle wood in the Czech Republic and the premature harvesting [...]

US lumber prices expected to rise another 35% this year

Lumber prices topped $1,000 last week, a record high and a promising sign of a rebound in demand for [...]

Global container freight rates at record levels

  Global container freight rates continued to sky-rocket into the new year as major freight companies applied surcharges [...]

US lumber prices hit record despite slowdown in sales

  Western SPF (spruce, pine, fir) lumber prices rose to a four-digit close for the first time on [...]

Falling spruce prices in Estonia

  Roundwood prices in Estonia have continued to decline in November 2020 still being under the influence of the [...]